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RC Laser Summer Series at Fleetwood Model Yacht Club - Week 4

by Tony Wilson 22 Aug 16:17 BST 14 August 2022
RC Laser Summer Series at Fleetwood week 4 © Tony Wilson

Five boats and we were down to the last event of the Summer series, A wind strength of maximum 7 knots was forecast from the East, so we wouldn't be needing any more than the big sail size for the day.

The far end of the lake was used and a typical olympic course triangle/sausage was adopted, with all marks taken to port. We were in the presence of 2 National champions and it was Derek to win the first couple of races. Shaun was slowly waking up, while Tony threw the last half away of the race to this second National champion. Race two was really a repeat of the first one.

The wind swung by a quarter and we were now on a reversed course taking all marks to starboard and Shaun was now in for his usual string of wins.

The plan was to fire off eight quick races before the Summer heatwave meltdown of the day, even if it meant a slight delay for lunch.

It was really only Shaun's day again, to cement and seal the series, with the only true opposition coming from Derek winning another, the last race. Smiffy had tactically penalised himself, while thinking he was luffing up Derek to the finish line while he himself was the one on the windward side. A little lesson learnt.

We had 13 boats sail in the series with five boats qualifying.

Results for Week 4:

1 Shaun Holbeche 7pts 2 Derek Priestly 9pts 3 Tony Wilson 17 pts

Results for the series (Best from 3):

1 Shaun Holbeche 300pts 2 Tony Wilson 230pts 3 Rob Wheeler 199pts

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